"Pardon? I'm in Lewis at the moment."
"So am I. I'm here for the Festival."
"We don't have a Starbucks in Stornoway. Anyway it's a Sunday and only the hotels are open for coffee and meals."
"Trust me. There is a Starbucks. It opened on Thursday. Pick me up and we'll go for lunch."
So I did. And we did.
Mind you I was threatened with men in white coats by one friend who steadfastly refused to believe me when I told her where I was going.
Anyway we had a pleasant lunch in very spacious, airy surroundings even if the weather outside was pretty dreich.
|The entrance across the courtyard|
|The menu - no mention of Starbucks|
|It is large, spacious, light and airy.|
|The foyer with shop and more seating and the servery counter to the right.|
|Exit acroos the courtyard with the newly relocated museum on the left|